Peja / No Feelings Ep
Album: No Feelings Ep   Collection:General
Artist:Peja   Added:Oct 2012
Label:Hidden Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-10-21 Pull Date: 2012-12-23 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Dec 23 Dec 16 Nov 4 Oct 28
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 18, 2012: Clubbing Zeal
Test Dummy
3. Oct 31, 2012: All Techno All the Time
Test Dummy
2. Dec 14, 2012: Friday Freak Fest
No Feelings (Hr Peja No)
4. Oct 22, 2012: The Big Love Show
Test Dummy

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-10-17
Peja: No Feelings EP Label: Hidden Recordings

Without a doubt, this is some of the most relentless and hard-hitting techno that I've ever heard - in the style of Cari Lekebusch, Brendan Moeller, and The Advent. Peja takes no prisoners. However, amidst the pounding beats there's a lot of thought behind it, in the timing of breaks, and in the use of effects to build up the tension. The track that demonstrates Peja's style best is #1 (No Feelings). #4 (Test Dummy) is somehow funky, while #3 (White Peony) is just straight-up power. Those are my three picks on this EP.

1. (No Feelings) Monstrous. Thumping crushing beats, a metallic tone - sheer power-techno. Nervy effects build up the tension while swirling breakdowns allow for a breather.
2. (No Feelings remix) Classic techno with a melodic sort of tone that comes in & out, and a drone that features prominently during the buildup sections.
3. (White Peony) A techno pounder and that's basically it, not much added to it to throw you off. The kicks and rolling bass just keep coming at you. Crisp breaks. The focus is on banging the dancefloor.
4. (Test Dummy) This is probably the "funkiest" track here; is it possible for crushing techno to be kind of funky? I'd say so. The sequencing, bassline, and breaks are more in the style of funky-house - but rest assured, this is great techno with a groove.

Track Listing
1. No Feelings (Hr Peja No)   3. White Peony
2. No Feelings (Roberto Capuano Remix)   4. Test Dummy